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. >> the president will come down these stairs. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer chair it is inaugural committee and will personally escort the president down these stairs to take the oath. hay took us fir-- he took us fi. i want to show the viewers what the president will see. we are walk. >> right. >> reporter: mark, if you can turn around, this is what he is going to agree exactly. >> reporter: right out these doors. >> he will go out the doors and there will be huge cheers and there will be people as far as the eye can see. ♪ >> reporter: inauguration prep began more than a year ago. construction of the platform took 3 1/2 months to build and more than 10,000 square feet in size and using 22,000 sheets of plywood. lit hold some 1600 people in stadium-style seating so everyone here from lawmakers to cabinet members to supreme court justices have a view of the swearing in. >> these are among the most coveted seats in america. >> reporter: tomorrow thing more exclusive -- the post-inaugural lunch inside the capitol's statuary hall. this is where the lunch will be? >> yes, it is. tickets for t
a call to democrat chuck schumer and said let's get the ball rolling on this again. and i'm told that they had about five meetings, this group of bipartisan senators, six total, and they were -- now eight, too that came in and out. and they wanted to come up with this. and, yes, of course, we have seen this before, but i'm talking to sources on both sides, they say there is still a lot left undone, left on the table, but very, very sticky issues like with border security, like with the path to citizenship, but there definitely is a feeling they're closer now than they have been in years. look at the scene here. there are lots of press conferences here in capitol hill. but look behind me, how many cameras are here. this is definitely standing room only. this is -- this is sort of the place to be on an issue like this. and the senators who are putting this together, brooke, they did this on purpose. when i say this, meaning they wanted to come out today, monday, the day before -- >> the day before the president. >> reporter: has his big event tomorrow in las vegas, because they wan
schumer is the event's emcee. >> i don't want to do what chief justice roberts did. he's a brilliant man, sxhesed up. >> reporter: roberts messed up the oath four years ago. >> faithfully the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> reporter: he had to go over to the white house for a do over. what are you afraid of messing up? >> not getting up at the right time. >> reporter: schumer has been preparing for the day for more than a year. >> it's always done in a bipartisan way. >> reporter: central focus? try to avoid problems that put a dahmer on the last o damper on things that were on the last inauguration. >> we have gotten some things, like get rid of the infamous purple tickets. thousands were stuck in a tunnel, and they missed the whole thing. >> hordes of people coming to watch, like adding cell phone towers for better reception and port-a-potties, 505 to be exact. but behind the scenes, prepping for inauguration is also about preserving memorabilia for history. that's diane's job as senate curator, she collec
with the kind of credibility with the troops that chuck hagel has. >> chuck schumer, speaking of chucks, another chuck, ari, chuck schumer, as you know, a very strong supporter of israel, very tough on iran and its nuclear program. he had a private meeting with hagel, emerged strongly endorsing hagel, saying he'll vote to confirm him. you read that long statement that schumer put out on what he was told by hagel during the course of that private meeting. i rey sum that's reassuring. i assume that's reassuring to you. is it reassuring enough for republicans to vote to confirm him? >> no, i think hagel has broken the land speed record for the most apologies on a way to a hopeful confirmation. i've never heard of a nominee who has apologized to so many different people for so many different positions he's took over his career in order for him to get confirmed. i suspect this is more a confirmation conversion than anything heartfelt from hagel. that's why he's saying this. explaining away everything. if i were a senator, what i would do with hagel is keep my questions very short, make no speeches an
comprehensive immigration reform, gone on the phone right after the election with democrat chuck schumer and said let's revive our bipartisan talks. they had a meeting shortly thereafter in november and then they've had a total i'm told five meetings since then. the last one was last wednesday. ands that when they decided to go ahead with this. and chuck schumer actually called the president last night to say that we're going to push this. you mentioned 2007. one thing that i'm going to be fascinated by is i was actually sitting in the same exact room that they're going to be in today back in 2007 when they had this big bipartisan event, ted kennedy was there, john mccain was there. of course, that went south big time. it will be sbvery interesting t see how they refer to that and see how different things are, particularly are republicans. >> i want to bring in brianna keilar at the white house. i wasn't quite sure how to take this, pre-empting the president by one day. was that that snarky or was that something that the white house is on board on this and it actually gives some more pow
have marco rubio on the same page as chuck schumer. yes, we told you pigs are in the air, and senator schumer has high hopes for this proposal. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> but like everything else in washington, not everyone is on board. take republican senator mike lee. he quickly issued this statement in opposition to the gang's plan. here's what he said. reforms to our complexy and dysfunctional immigration system should not in any way favor those who came here illegally over the millions of applicants who seek to come here lawfully. the problem is without reform, there are 11 million people who are undocumented who are living in this country right now, and you can't just support them all. that's why everyone has hit a big wall until the pigs started flying today. miguel marquez spoke to some young people today, and here are their stories. this issue is very personal. >> three yo
, charles schumer, dick durbin, mrobert h nen des, michael bennett, and on the republican side, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, and jeff flake. this would offer an immigration plan for millions here illegally, it would also have an employment verification. and cracking down on companies that hired unauthorized workers. the president, as you know, carol, will also be taking up this issue this week. he'll be heading to las vegas tomorrow. he met monday with the congressional hispanic caucus to sort of talk and preview this plan that he's already put out, but he'll be highlighting tomorrow. >> brianna keilar reporting live from the white house this morning. >>> also today, about two hours from now, president obama plans to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation to talk about reducing gun violence. the police chiefs of newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado, saw their share of gun violence last year also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to
dick durbin from illinois, the leadership on the democratic side. senator schumer who helped me in 1993 by headlining or i should say by leading in the house of representatives which was successful. senators richard blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know firsthand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows firsthand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed pearlmutter of colorado who represents aurora and congresswoman elizabeth esty who represents newtown. you will also here from mayor michael nutter, the distinguished mayor of philadelphia who leads the united states conference of lay y mayors. you will hear from commissioner ramsey, the police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me, we have police officers from several department and i so thank you for joining us today. i would
, where congress is on the immigration bill. >> it's my understanding from senator schumer that we will have a statement of principles hopefully within the next week. what i pick up in the senate is that increasingly people understand that a pathway to citizenship is an important part of any immigration reform proposal. it is my belief that there will be an immigration reform proposal. >> my part of this is the agricultural part. i've been meeting with worker workers -- permanent program like dairy and other things as well as a. >> our viewers are going to see what you're going to see, a picture of president obama and outgoing sec tash of state hillary clinton being interviewed together on 60 minutes. this has captured the 2016 group a lot. if you're joe biden, think about a run for the presidency and you see that the president for the first time for the first time with someone other than his wife is sitting down for a chat on tv, what do you think that says about what the president is thinking about 2016? >> i'm not as concerned with that as i am with what secretary clinton is doi
understanding from senator schumer, we will have a statement of principles, hopefully within the next week. what i pick up in the senate is that increasingly people understand that a pathway to citizenship is an important part of any immigration reform proposal. it is my belief there he will be an immigration reform proposal. my part of it is the agricultural part. and i've been meeting with workers through the farmworkers union to put together two parts of the program. one is a permanent program for farmers who need to use people 24/7, like dairy and other things, and a guest worker program. >> i have to quickly ask you a very quick question. show you a screen grab. what you will see is a picture of president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. being interviewed together on "60 minutes." this has captured the 2016 group a lot. and if you are joe biden thinking about the run for the president and see the president for the first time, with someone other than his wife is sitting down for a chat on tv, what does that say about what the president is thinking about 2016? >> i'm not
, and menendez, schumer. they've been working on this from day one after the election. i think they're ready to come out with something. i think you're going to see that marco rubio has laid a lot of the groundwork by selling these principals. he's gotten great endorsement and support from some of the most right winged pundits and influence makers. he has maneuverability for this idea. now it's time to act upon it and grow it from there. it is basically the only thing happening where there is a bipartisan movement in both chambers and both sides of the aisle. >> the election has been a long time ago. i've been hearing this about the gang of six. why wait? why are they waiting on the president? >> because timing is everything. but you know what, don, if i were you i wouldn't put money on them waiting on the president. the president is going to speak on tuesday. i wouldn't be surprised if these senators, who know how to play the political game and will defend their bipartisan process, i wouldn't be surprised if they preempt the process. maybe do it tomorrow. maybe do it before the president do
of congress and chuck schumer, a great leader. what people have to remember is really only the swearing in itself is what's required by the constitution. the rest of these are traditions started by different presidents. one of the traditions was this day of service which brings us back to martin luther king day, which we are celebrating. and we had folks in all 50 states, staff in all 50 states organizing service events and over 200,000 americans come out and serve
kelly clarkson's version of "my country 'tis of thee" got a one word review from senator chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: of course, there were a lot of media flubs. >> it continued. i stopped, but it continued. welcome back to our continuing coverage. >> reporter: and boy, did it continue. from famous faces -- >> hello. hey, how are you all? >> reporter: to the unknown anti-abortion protester in a tree. >> whether or not to get an abortion, i listen to men in trees. >> reporter: when he finally climbed down a police ladder, the crowd cheered his arrest. >> go to jail! >> reporter: there were plenty of solemn moments, for instance, when the president paused after mang
on to make sure there are no mistakes. it's not just for the president. senator chuck schumer is the events emcee. >> oh yeah. i don't want to do what chief justice roberts did. he's brilliant and he messed up. >> reporter: roberts messed up the oath four years ago. >> i'll execute -- >> faithfully the office of the president faithfully. >> reporter: he had to go to the white house for a do-over. who what are you afraid of? >> introducing the wrong person, who knows? >> reporter: as chair of the inaugural committee, assumer is preparing for this day more than a year. >> we didn't know who the president would be. but together, it's always done in a bipartisan way. >> reporter: a central focus, trying to avoid problems that put a damper on the last obama inauguration. >> tens of thousands of people missed it. they came in from all over the country. so, we've done symbolic things like get rid of the infamous purple tickets and there was a tunnelway that was closed off and thousands of them were just stuck there and missed the whole inauguration. >> reporter: they have done other things to help
to be a politician. sort of like bill clinton or even chuck schumer. these are people who really live off this sort of interaction with crowds. barack obama is a little different kind of character. he is a more reserved, more cerebral kind of person. >> looks like they'll get back in the limb yoo for the final d into the white house. >> it's worth looking at that door to that limo. look at how thick that door is. that's not a honda. >> that's not your typical cadill cadillac. it's not something you just go and say, i'll take one of those. >> with a different paint job. >> yeah, give me the -- >> he really -- i mean, he does not even look like he wants to get back in. gentlemen, i would like to tell you, you might want to turn around, because the vice president and dr. biden are about to approach us and pass us. >> let's see if we can do it again. let's see if joe biden or -- will recognize and will say -- i'm going to have to stand up. once i stand up, all my wires here they sort of fall apart. >> they are very excited to see him. >> let's see -- hey, i'm waving. >> you're watching. >> mr. vice pre
the john kerry hearings. in the end, the numbers. once senator schumer democrat said he answered all my questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been critical and others with john mccain. he has done a lot of leg work and going into it, i don't think that mean that is it will be smooth sailing. they will be very tough questions and in the end they thought that he would be confirmed. >> how many republicans will vote to confirm him. we will find out. who is coming up on state of the union? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule a
's rendition of "my country 'tis of thee" got a one word review from senator chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: of course, there were a few media flubs. >> morgan freeman, i think. bill russell, i'm sorry. >> the freedom of every soul on earth. >> it continued. i stopped but it continued. welcome back to our -- welcome back to our
shout out from chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: we did reach out to beyonce's publicist. we haven't gotten any special statement from the joint congressional committee. senator lamar alexander said beyonce sounded good to him. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >>> well, a stunning upset at the australian open. serena williams goes down to a teenager and fellow american. we'll have details of the big we'll have details of the big win by sloan stevens. let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large. ♪ [ female announcer ] new roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weeken
, four democrats, charles schumer, dick durbin, and republicans include john mccain and marco rubio. it includes pathway to citizenship provided the borders are secured. reforming the current system to attract the best and brightest. an employment verification system. improving the process for admitting workers in the future. all four of those things could be a huge stumbling block. it comes one day before the president himself announces his own immigration proposal. spoke earlier with congressman luis gutierrez, a democrat from illinois. and congressman mario diaz-balart, a republican from the state of florida. here's what he said. congressman, gutierrez, i'm going to begin with you if i can. you met with the president on friday. did he know this was coming? of that list that we've talked about, points that are likely in this proposal, what do you think is the biggest sticking point? >> well, look, he did know, and the important thing of friday's meeting, quite honestly, is that the president said he's going to make this his top priority, his number one priority. just so we have it
immigration reform on and off again. lindsey graham called chuck schumer. they had the first of five meetings. some were after the election. and they set in motion this process, a timetable to have principles now, the end of january, legislative language in march and they hope to have some kind of vote in the senate before the august recess. >> let's talk about the timing of this announcement here. the president was -- he's going to go to vegas tomorrow and is supposed to outline his immigration reform plan. it almost looks like the senators beat him to it here. is there some sort of strategy in thinking if they lay this out today it's more likely to pass than if the president were to lay it out tomorrow? >> reporter: yes. there's no question about it. the president said in a couple of situations, press conferences, interviews since the election that any time he is on some kind of -- in some kind of meeting or in agreement with a republican that it is instantly poisonous for republicans and there is something to be said for that here in this process, particularly with immigration, which is so
♪ bursting in air >> that man either loves his country very much or chuck schumer just ripped one. >> all right. "early start" continues right now. >> wow. >>> america on ice. from the midwest to the mid-atlantic, subzero cold causes misery and it also takes more lives. >>> new this morning, a defiant north korea threatening more nuclear tests and calling the u.s. its sworn enemy. >>> winning the right to fight for the first time, the pen gone will allow women in combat on the front lines. good morning. thanks for being with us this morning, welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. it is thursday, january 24th, 6:00 a.m. in the east. and don't move. trust me. stay under the covers now becau freezing. the bitter cold blast gripping much of the country is not expected to go away any time soon. in new york people look like mummies on the street with the temperatures plunging into the single digits. even for late january, this is pretty serious. resorts in new hampshire feeling like it's 84 below zero. authorities say three people have already died from exposure
, watch that today. dianne feinstein has been for these bills for a long time. senator chuck schumer for this issue for a long time. carol mccarthy of new york from the house side of democrat for gun control for a long time. where are the new faces? people like joe manchin, a democrat, saying look at these things. none are saying, let's pass all these things that the president wants. let's look a map of the democrats. we can show you at least 11 vulnerable democratic incumbents. those are at least 11 democratic seats up in 2014. senator from alaska has said no thank you. montana, max baucus has said, i'm not sure we want to do gun control. republicans are saying that we're going to see what harry reid in the senate does and the expectation is at best he could get a very watered down version. no assault weapons ban, maybe progress on background checks and the republicans around the house, from what they are saying, we'll have our committees look at these issues but we're not going to think about voting on a bill until the senate proves it can pass something. on this day, we'll see if
that worked for chuck schumer. we did not once get a call from that office willing to go on the record as to what went on with this prerecording and why it was used on the inauguration. we had to rely on the u.s. marine band. >> so basically for the last several hours this story has been out there he a beyonce through a representative has not made a public statement and the joint congressional committee has not made a statement. the only official statement you're getting is the spokesperson from the u.s. marine band? >> yes. and seated a few rows back, he noticed that the band -- the folks in the bands themselves were not playing their instruments, that they, too, were using a prerecording. so this was a combined prerecording, it appears, of both the u.s. marine band and beyonce performing the national anthem and according to wark tone general, a u.s. marine spokesperson told him that is what happened. they made the decision to use a prerecording and as far as anyone can tell in washington, this has never happened before where the performance of the national anthem had been pretaped a
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